Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships

Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships support communities to expand high-quality early learning opportunities in the years before preschool. The partnerships work to increase the number of Early Head Start (EHS) programs and child care providers that can meet the highest standards of quality for infants and toddlers.

The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) initiative brings together the strengths of Early Head Start and child care through layering of funding to provide comprehensive and continuous services to low-income infants, toddlers, and their families. Integrating Early Head Start comprehensive services and resources into the array of traditional child care and family child care settings creates new opportunities to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, and their families.

The links below provide CCDF lead agencies, Head Start grantees and Child Care programs information and resources to support Partnerships.

View additional EHS-CC partnership resources on the Head Start Early Childhood Knowledge and Learning Center